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Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

August 18, 2015

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

August 10, 2015

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.

June 30, 2015

Rhode Island Senate Approves Truck Toll Proposal

Rhode Island Senate Approves Truck Toll Proposal

UPDATED -- The Rhode Island Senate has approved a $1.1 billion plan allowing the state to create a toll on large commercial vehicles traveling through the state -- but it's unlikely it will go anywhere in the House.

June 24, 2015

Q&A: Ford's Resident Futurist, Sheryl Connelly

Q&A: Ford's Resident Futurist, Sheryl Connelly

Sheryl Connelly is Ford's in-house futurist tasked with identifying global trends for the manufacturer. She is the closing keynote speaker at this year's Fleet Technology Expo.

June 16, 2015

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.

May 29, 2015

Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.

May 12, 2015

Fleet Survey Predicts Improved Second Quarter

Fleet Survey Predicts Improved Second Quarter

A recent fleet survey predicts that both Class 8 and trailer orders will improve in the second quarter over the January-March time frame. The survey was conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

May 4, 2015

Striking Port Truckers Return to Work

Striking Port Truckers Return to Work

After a week of striking at port terminals and businesses across southern California, truckers from all of the affected companies have returned to work.

May 1, 2015

Port Truckers Picket As Far South As Mexico Border

Port Truckers Picket As Far South As Mexico Border

Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.

April 28, 2015

Port Truckers Strike Over Job Misclassification

Port Truckers Strike Over Job Misclassification

Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.

April 27, 2015

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

March 6, 2015

California Port Carrier Feeling Lockout's Pinch

California Port Carrier Feeling Lockout's Pinch

Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.

February 20, 2015

Rush Gives Out Awards for Tech Skills Rodeo

Rush Gives Out Awards for Tech Skills Rodeo

Rush Enterprises named technician Erick Lincoln of Albuquerque, New Mexico, its all-around champion for the company’s ninth Tech Skill Rodeo. The competition took place Dec. 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

December 17, 2014

60 Minutes Reports on Infrastructure Neglect

60 Minutes Reports on Infrastructure Neglect

Speaking with former Congressman Ray Lahood and several other transportation advocates in government and business, Steve Kroft paints a dire picture of our ailing infrastructure and unresponsive government.

November 25, 2014